Geisinger Health System

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Danville, Pennsylvania (PA).

Geisinger Health System is a large dialysis clinic with 24 stations based at North Academy Avenue in Danville, PA. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1981. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

The number of patients that have a URR of 65% or more is on par with national levels. Patients with a HCT of 33% or higher is close to national levels.

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822

Phone Number

(570) 271-6561

Certification Date

03/20/1981
* Originally passed inspection by Medicare or Medicaid on this date. This is not the same as accreditation.

Stations

The total number of dialysis stations the facility operates. Each patient is assigned to a station when receiving dialysis treatment. Typically, a single station offers just one type of dialysis treatment, but multiple station types can be offered per facility.

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24
Pennsylvania Average
17
United States Average
17

Services

Charts

In-Center Hemodialysis Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis services on site. Hemodialysis is the process of pumping blood through a dialyzer with dialysate. After being cleaned, the cleansed blood is the returned to the body.

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Yes
Pennsylvania
230 (99.57%) Offer this Service
United States
4,686 (96.96%) Offer this Service

Hemodialysis Training Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis training at patients' place of residence.

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Yes
Pennsylvania
45 (19.48%) Offer this Service
United States
806 (16.68%) Offer this Service

Late Shift Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility has a shift starting at 5:00 PM or later.

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Yes
Pennsylvania
52 (22.51%) Offer this Service
United States
931 (19.26%) Offer this Service

In-Center Peritoneal Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers peritoneal services on site. Peritoneal dialysis is the process running a sterile solution of minerals and glucose through a tube into the peritoneal cavity. The dialysate is left for a period of time to absorb the waste products and then drained.

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Yes
Pennsylvania
168 (72.73%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

Patient Survival

The patient survival category set by Medicare and Medicaid directly. Facilities fall into one of three categories; better than expected, as expected, or worse than expected.

As Expected
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Patients with URR of 65% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a urea reduction ratio of 65% or higher. The URR is a measure used to quantify hemodialysis treatment. A higher value is better, with the minimum accepted value by Medicare and Medicaid being 65%.

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44 (100.00%)
Pennsylvania
8,406 (95.04%)
United States
225,886 (94.68%)

Patients with HCT of 33% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a hematocrit level of 33% or higher. The hematocrit level of an individual is considered an integral part of their complete blood count. Typical hematocrit levels are 38% to 52% in males and 37% to 47% in females.

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43 (86.00%)
Pennsylvania
7,893 (92.51%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Danville at a Glance

Danville has a total population of 4,897, of which 1,065 are children under the age of 18 and 951 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.6.

Total Population:
4,897
Median Age:
37.6
Males:
2,235 (45.6%)
Female:
2,662 (54.4%)
Children (0-17):
1,065 (21.7%)
Adults (18-64):
2,881 (58.8%)
Seniors (65+):
951 (19.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Danville
Married:
2,214 (45.2%)
Divorced:
416 (8.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Danville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
56 (1.14%)
White:
4,704 (96.06%)
African American:
38 (0.78%)
Asian:
88 (1.80%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
6 (0.12%)
Other:
23 (0.47%)
Two or More:
38 (0.78%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Danville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.42, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.42 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
1,002
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
10
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $38,778 while the median household income is $30,498. Roughly 10.46% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$38,778
Household Income:
$30,498
In Poverty:
10.46%

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